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Authentic Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates From The Civil War
Misc. Non-Excavated
FROM THE BOOK! 2-Piece Virginia State Seal Sword Belt Buckle
Item #: L5318
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This is a tough to find original Civil War 2-piece Virginia sword belt buckle. This is THE EXACT belt buckle that is illustrated as Plate #404 on page #219 of the revised edition of the Mullinax book on Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates. It is also pictured in Howard Crouch's book. This one has the wreath that is the style like James Smith of New York was producing before the Civil War. This is the style that was finely crafted for the well-to-do Virginians before the war and this style has been excavated in Civil War Confederate campsites and positions. It has fine detail to the center disk of the buckle with the Virginia seal. The Virginia seal which shows Virtus holding a spear in one hand and a sword in the other hand. She is standing with Tyranny at her feet. It also has the motto of Virginia around the edge of "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS" which is Latin and translates as "Thus unto tyrants". It has the disk is soldered into place on the tongue bar. As you can imagine these broke quite easily which only adds to their low survival rate. The verbal history is that this buckle was found in Virginia. This buckle came from the award winning collection of Don Phillips. His Confederate Belt Buckle display won numerous awards at the biggest Civil War shows across the country. This is your chance to own a buckle from his "Best of Show" award winning collection. This is a very nice looking original Virginia state seal 2-piece sword belt buckle and is the one from the book.


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$6,950.00 USD

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